Design II Showcase is a monthly feature at Vancouver school board meetings and at the Vancouver Rotary Club luncheons. These showcases, given by selected employees, provide a personal glimpse into district priorities from the Design II strategic plan.
The growing needs of families directly affects our students. The role of Family-Community Resource Centers, now at 16 district schools, has always been to remove barriers to learning so all students can be successful. But [...]
Design II Showcase Goal Area: Instructional quality Chris Olsen, executive director of teaching and learning, introduced Thomas Jefferson Middle School Principal Tom Adams. “You’re about to hear about one school’s journey as they sought to [...]
Goal Area: Family Engagement Vancouver Public Schools holds a strong belief that our entire community benefits when everyone is invested in helping children succeed. The role of the Family-Community Resource Centers is to create a culture [...]
The new Family-Community Resource Centers at Hudson’s Bay and Fort Vancouver are part of the district’s expanded work in the Family Engagement/Family-Community Resource Center Design II goal area. More than 60 percent of students at [...]
Design II Showcase Goal Area: Programs of Choice Vancouver Flex Academy at Lewis and Clark High School is Vancouver Public Schools' newest program of choice. Recently, Principal Rob Duncan and teacher Katie Cunningham shared what’s [...]
Design II Showcase Goal Area: Safe and Supportive Schools Formal measures to make all schools safe and supportive learning environments—a Design II strategic priority—began five years ago at six pilot schools. Peter S. Ogden Elementary School [...]
Design II Showcase Goal Area: Early Learning Karrie Yank, principal of Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, introduced ReNai Joy and Corinne Vaughn, kindergarten teachers at Roosevelt, to speak about Kindergarten Jump Start. This program, offered last summer [...]